The Superb Lyrebird has the ability to mimic any natural and artificial sounds from their environment with astounding accuracy. In this video one imitates the sounds of a Kookaburra, camera shutter, camera with a motor drive, car alarm and chainsaw. youtu.be/mSB71jNq-yQ?repo…
Today I learned about a case report on a 19 year old wrestler who died after losing 9 pounds in 8.5 hours by exercising vigorously in a hot environment wearing a vapour-impermeable suit under a cotton warm-up suit. He resumed exercising 2 hours after the weight loss and died from cardiac arrest an hour later. cmaj.ca/content/158/9/117…
During the potato famine (1845-1849), Ireland was a net exporter of foodstuffs. Estimates of 1 million starved due to economic policiesβ€”The "Protestant Ascendancy" created an environment where food was simply unaffordable to the Catholic majority population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
There is a valley in Antarctica called the 'Dry Valleys' which scientists consider to be the closest of any terrestrial environment to Mars, and which hasn't received any rain in almost 2 million years. nasa.gov/multimedia/image…
Shoveling snow is a known cause for heart attacks - the increase in blood pressure combined with cold air constricting arteries creates the right environment for it to happen. bbc.com/news/blogs-magazi…
NASA hired 11 deaf men to study the body's responses to foreign gravitational environments. They were chosen because their disabled inner ear made them immune to motion sickness. nasa.gov/feature/how-11-d…
Hippos can't swim instead their buoyancy is increased under water, this increased buoyancy makes water act like a microgravity environment for them! academic.oup.com/jmammal/…
In 1991, NASA conducted an experiment involving sending over 2,000 jellyfish polyps into space. When the experiment was over, about 60,000 jellyfish were produced. Unfortunately, the jellyfish couldn't function in our normal ocean environment because of the gravity difference. parade.com/216994/linzlow…
Although octopi are color blind, they have light receptors and neurons in their tentacles allowing them to think and see with their arms as well as change their skin color to their environment. youtu.be/mFP_AjJeP-M
On average someone sweats 0.8L - 1.4L per hour and the highest recorded sweat rate was 5L in one hour on a resting body exposed to a hot environment. active.com/triathlon/arti…
SIM card is not just an ordinary piece of read-only memory. It's a separate micro-computer with its own environment capable of running Java Card applets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jav…
Chameleons’ craziest color changes aren’t to camouflage and hide by taking the same pattern or color of their environment. But that they change color according to their moods -- reserving their most impressive color changes for mating, for example. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Thomas Midgley Jr. the inventor of leaded gasoline (Tetraethyllead) and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), better known as Freon. β€œTime" ranked both in "Top 50 worst inventions". Environment historian J R McNeill " he had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history”. wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas…
That fountains in ponds are more for oxygenation of the water than for decoration. They promote healthy living environments for animals living in the ponds and thus keeping the water cleaner fwfarms.com/watersmith/de…
The human brain remains half awake when sleeping in a new environment for the first time. popsci.com/your-brain-sta…
Falling asleep during summer or in hot environments is harder because our body temperature lowers 1 to 2 degrees when we sleep. An optimal room temperature for falling asleep is around 18.3Β°C or 65Β°F. healthline.com/health/sle…
There's only one type of toothpaste that actually rebuilds enamel and damage to teeth, as opposed to creating the environment for teeth to repair themselves. Using a chemical called NovaMin that was initially used in the 60s to quickly repair the bones of troops in battle. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Two Buddhists who bought Β£5,000 of live Crustacea and released them into the sea for good karma, were fined Β£15,000 for β€˜untold damage’ to the environment by introducing non-native species. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
Metallica was the first band to perform on all seven continents by performing live and un-amplified (to protect the environment) in Antarctica. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Today I learned about Seasonal Affective Disorder which is a type of depression related to the seasons, or when someone is exposed to less sunlight. So Seasonal affective disorder (or SAD) Lamps were invented to help create a bright environment within their home to help ease the symptoms. mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
Ben Franklin was a slaveowner for much of his life, but after a friend took him to visit a school for black children. He wrote that African ignorance was not inherently natural but come from lack of education, slavery and negative environments. And petitioning Congress to end slavery. benjamin-franklin-history…
β€œTuvalu is sinking” is the local catch-all phrase used in the small island archipelago due to the changing environment theguardian.com/global-de…
The first recorded mention of trawling was from a petition to stop its use as a fishing method to King Edward III in the 14th century. The petitioner raised concerns about its effect on the environment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bot…
A study of 3,599 commuters in 4 European cities found that people who commuted daily through natural environments reported better mental health. "Natural" was defined as outdoor spaces including forests, street trees, parks, reserves, & all types of waterbodies, both public & private. isglobal.org/en/new/-/ass…
The International Potato Center has successfully grown potatoes in a simulated Mars environment. They grew the plants in a CubeSat which mimicked the Martian air pressure and atmosphere, and used saline desert soils analogous to Martian soils as the growing medium. cipotato.org/blog/indicat…
Florida man Courtland Hunt modified a Glock 9mm to shoot underwater & used it to shoot invasive lionfish at point-blank range while scuba diving. Hunt said: "Who wouldn't want to go shoot their gun at fish underwater? Especially a species that detrimental to the environment." fox13news.com/news/braden…
Today I learned of the Lake Taal snake, a species of marine snake that evolved to adapt to a freshwater environment. It is found in a single Phillipine lake that was cut off from the sea less than 500 years ago. This means that the snake evolved into a new species in just a few centuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyd…
The US corn industry has mostly grown through increasing government support during the last century. In the process corn became so abundant and cheap that it enabled the existence of CAFOS, ethanol and HFCS production which in turn have profoundly affected the environment and human health. youtube.com/watch?v=9eo8C…
People such as astronomers who spend a lot of time in dark environments prefer to use red lighting when they need just a little light. Eyes are less sensitive to red light and they are less likely to mess with the dark-adaption of our eyes telescopicwatch.com/best-…
The ash from coal power plants contains uranium & thorium and carries 100 times more radiation into the surrounding environment than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy. scientificamerican.com/ar…
There are alien-like large bodies of brine under the ocean known as Brine Pools that have three to eight time the level of salinity than that of regular ocean water, creating a murky and toxic environment for marine sea life. amusingplanet.com/2018/11…
Cats are sometimes intentionally released into urban environments on the popular assumption that they will control the rat population; but there is little scientific basis for this. In fact, they end up harming the beneficial native wildlife. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Despite containing mercury, compact fluorescent light globes emit less mercury into the environment than incandescent light globes which contain no mercury due to their lower electricity consumption energystar.gov/ia/partner…
The world's oldest mouse, Yoda, reached the age of 4 years in a pathogen-free environment at the University of Michigan, living with his cage mate Princess Leia. 100-year-old people are much more common than 4-year-old mice.", said his lab director. ur.umich.edu/0304/Apr19_0…
Today I learned about Isobel Wylie Hutchison, a Scottish botanist who challenged early 20th-century gender roles by braving the harsh environments of the Arctic and going on "strolls" that went on for hundreds of miles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iso…
Blindsight is a specific form of blindness that allows people to respond to visual stimuli in their environment despite not being able to consciously see anything. wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinds…
Fire will burn in a spherical shape In microgravity environments, like space, because without gravity oxygen diffuses with random oxygen molecules drifting into the fire. Absent the upward flow of hot air, fires in microgravity will stay spherical and small science.nasa.gov/science-…
Ma'at represents the ethical and moral principle that every Egyptian citizen was expected to follow throughout their daily lives. They were expected to act with honor and truth in matters that involve family, the community, the nation, the environment, and the gods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maa…
While the brain represents just 2% of a person’s total body weight, it accounts for 20% of the body’s energy use; the bulk of a brain’s energy consumption is put toward sustaining alertness and monitoring the environment for important information time.com/5400025/does-thi…
: When suitable environment conditions are given, the probability of an American nickel landing on edge is approximately 1 in 6000 tosses. ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs…
Today I learned about Prions, infectious agents that are not viruses or bacteria, have no DNA, have great resistance to disinfectants/cooking, and can persist in environments for years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Your eyes can change in accordance with their environment. Looking at things close up (reading, computer games and photos ect.) Will cause your eyes to grow causing myopia. One of the major reasons behind China's 90% myopia rates. newoptixoptometry.com/why…
In Auckland, New Zealand, 62% of rivers and lakes graded as poor by the Ministry for the Environment for swimming, and 0% of rivers and lakes graded as good. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
The first Earth Day was in 1970 and was proposed by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. After seeing the damage caused by a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969, he was inspired to educate the public about the environment. youtu.be/b6LUaGy1ChA
The cameras onboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft can still be turned back on, but it is not a priority for its Interstellar Mission. The cameras were turned off to save power and memory for the instruments expected to detect the new charged particle environment of interstellar space. voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/freq…
Embodied cognition. A counterintuitive concept in cognitive science, which says that not only is the mind and body interconnected but that the body actively influences the mind thereby shaping how we process our surroundings and environment. blogs.scientificamerican.…
The canonical reason the documentary crew is filming the office in β€œThe Office (u.s.) β€œ is to investigate the workplace environment after an employee committed suicide youtu.be/3nxuoXuKkuc
In July 2017, the Chinese government banned Justin Bieber from performing in China. They released a statement later on saying "In order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus…
Gaslighting is the act of deliberately driving someone crazy by altering the environment and denying their sense of reality en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…

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